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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 10:08 am

An elderly Crestline resident arrived home at around 9:19 p.m. on June 15, where she found broken windows, a flooded floor and a suspect in the shower, according to a report from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

When the victim pulled up to her residence in the 700 block of Big Oak Road, she saw that the window next to the front door had been broken. Afraid to enter the house alone, she called for assistance. Upon the arrival of deputies from the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station, the victim entered and found water flooding out of the bathroom and into the kitchen.

Opening the bathroom door revealed another unwelcome surprise. A woman was lying in the shower with the water turned on, causing the flood to develop.

The victim did not know the intruder, who was later identified as 47-year-old Dawn Marie Gailen, also known as Dawn Marie Sackson, according to the report. The victim said she did not give Gailen permission to enter her house, break any windows or use the shower.

The incident report said Gailen stated outside of Miranda that she “heard a voice coming from inside the residence, yelling for help.” Gailen also admitted outside of Miranda that she used a stick to break the window and unlock the door from the inside.

The victim discovered that multiple windows of the residence had been broken. She estimated the replacement cost of the windows and cleanup of the water damage to be approximately $1,000.

Deputies arrested Gailen/Sackson and transported her to the Central Detention Center (CDC) in San Bernardino, where she was booked on a charge of violating California Penal Code §459, burglary, and PC §594(B)(1), vandalism of $400 or more.

The suspect was later transferred to the West Valley Detention Center (WVDC) in Rancho Cucamonga, where she remains in custody, with bail set at $75,000. She is scheduled to appear in San Bernardino Superior Court on June 25.

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